Social Studies Articles

New teachers: Jennifer Tillman, social studies

“I’m pleasantly surprised by how many [Minnehaha] students actually do their homework,” said the new social studies teacher Jennifer Tillman. Transitioning into life at Minnehaha Academy has been enjoyable for Tillman in the first month of school. She feels...

Saying good-bye to Ms. Van Pilsum

One day during advisory, social studies teacher Elizabeth Van Pilsum, (known to her students as “VP”), projected a photo of the beautiful Dominican Republic and told her advisory, “I’m moving here.” At first the girls assumed it was a joke, maybe wishful...

Day 129 Congress

In government class, students diagram the process of passing a bill in congress. Photo by Maddie Binning.

Day 128 AP World History

Social studies teacher Elizabeth Van Pilsum helps students as they work on homework. Photo by Maddie Binning.
Day 88 Magazines

Day 88 Magazines

Government classes use the images in magazines to display concepts from class. Photo by Maddie Binning.